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GBSN Welcomes Sponsors Aboard the 2023 Social Logistics Challenge

GBSN is thrilled to announce its three sponsors for this year’s annual Social Logistics Challenge student competition!  As of today, the competition has 33 teams of 98 students from 11 schools, and we cannot wait to welcome more as the school year begins for many countries. 

All three sponsors have committed to supporting the competition for the next three years, and with their help, we are able to offer a $5,000 USD prize to the winning team, and $1,000 USD to the second and third place teams!

DHL Global Forwarding has helped consumers connect goods to every corner of the world since 1815.  As a leading organization in logistics, DHL Global Forwarding inhibits global trade by promising to always offer reliable, flexible, and efficient deliveries to and from every country globally, in total compliance with local regulations. DHL Global Forwarding partners with businesses, listens to their needs and takes action by collecting and collaborating with their networks and partners across the whole journey.

Our second sponsor who joined the Social Logistics Challenge 2023 is The University of Edinburgh Business School, who has been a proponent of the work of social logistics for quite a while. The University of Edinburgh Business School maintains a clear mission, focus and vision for the future including advancing their standing among business schools and being recognised as a progressive and connected community for thought leadership on the national and global stage. In essence this translates to “inspiring people to do business better”. Edinburgh Business School’s mission is to develop effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around them.  Their vision is to be recognised as a progressive and connected community for thought leadership on the international business stage.

Finally, as an introduction from Edinburgh Business School, GBSN is thrilled to welcome the Kühne Foundation, an organization on the front line of social logistics efforts. The non-profit Kühne Foundation was established by the Kühne family in Switzerland in 1976. Today it is renowned for its initiatives to support academic and further education as well as research in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. The Kühne Foundation is also strongly involved in medical, cultural and humanitarian projects. It is an operative foundation, which develops almost all of its projects itself. Through its extensive funding projects, the Kühne Foundation and its donor Klaus-Michael Kühne exercise their socio-political responsibility.The Kühne Foundation pursues the goal of supporting and developing logistics as an academic field. Logistics plays a cross-sectional function in the global economy and is currently facing major challenges – one clear example being the coronavirus crisis. Digitalisation, along with the call for climate and environment protection are leading to transformations that require innovative approaches.

To learn more about our sponsors and the competition, please visit our webpage.  We hope more students register to join this incredible experience and take advantage of connecting with our sponsors.